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by Unknown
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Everything that happens to produce an issue of the Chicago Tribune, from logging to newswriting and cartooning.
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Topics: Forest industry, Media: Newspapers, Occupations: Printing
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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Dick York plays a high-school track star whose running lags because of his lack of sleep.
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Topics: Health and hygiene, Sleep, Athletics
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by Unknown
movies
eye 3,910
favorite 10
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Everything that happens to produce an issue of the Chicago Tribune, from logging to newswriting and cartooning.
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Topics: Forest industry, Media: Newspapers, Occupations: Printing
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eye 3,769
favorite 12
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About the benefits of fertilizing and putting chemicals made by the Monsanto Company on your lawn and garden.
Topic: need keyword
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by Holmes (Burton) Films
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The Chicago World's Fair, 1933-34.
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Topic: World's Fairs: Chicago, 1933-34
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eye 5,192
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About the benefits of fertilizing and putting chemicals made by the Monsanto Company on your lawn and garden.
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Topic: need keyword
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by Chicago Film Studios of Chicago Film Laboratory
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eye 9,041
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A teenage boy discovers how good nutrition (i.e. milk products) improves his habits, social life and bowling score.
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Topics: Nutrition, Health and hygiene, Teenagers
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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favorite 27
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How Chevrolet's giant electric sign in downtown Chicago works.
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Topics: Advertising: Outdoor, Electricity, Chicago
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
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Teenager and parents in conflict learn to develop mutual understanding.
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Topics: Social guidance, Families, Teenagers
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by Sid Davis
movies
eye 44,086
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The inner life of an "at-risk" teenager, told in an idiosyncratic and often surreal manner. A key film by Sid Davis, who is beginning to emerge as one of the great unsung talents of educational filmmaking. Shot in working-class Inglewood, Hollywood and other parts of the Los Angeles basin.
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by Unknown
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eye 19,682
favorite 22
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Century of Progress exhibition; New York City scenes.
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Topics: World's Fairs: Chicago, 1933-34, New York City
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 13,765
favorite 31
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Proliferation of outdoor advertising billboards through Chicago and the methods of analyzing potential advertising sites. This part explains the strategy behind the placement of outdoor media.
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Topics: Advertising: Outdoor, Chicago, Consumerism
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by Unknown
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Chilling post-earthquake footage, shot in the Western Addition and on Market Street in San Francisco. The first sequence (Western Addition) shows a great deal of evocative neighborhood detail from one hundred years ago.
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Topics: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906, San Francisco: Disasters, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical
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Views of destruction taken from a vehicle moving east down Market Street.
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Topics: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906, San Francisco: Disasters
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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favorite 37
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Nick cannot plan ahead, but is convinced to do so after imagining himself as a drifter or a bum.
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Topics: Social guidance, Morality, Teenagers
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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favorite 34
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Proliferation of outdoor advertising billboards through Chicago and the methods of analyzing potential advertising sites. This part, shot in Kodachrome, contains a tour of Chicago's streets showing outdoor advertising.
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Topics: Advertising: Outdoor, Chicago, Consumerism
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
movies
eye 40,555
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An insecure young teen boy who has just reached dating age learns how to plan and enjoy a date (with a girl at least one foot taller than him). With Studs Terkel (Swimming Coach). Producer: Milan Herzog.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Teenagers
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by Prelinger (Rick)
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eye 32,893
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Official Prelinger Archives corporate video, describing its contents and mission. With excerpts of many films in the collection and rare scenes shot inside the New York vaults.
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Topics: Motion pictures: Ephemeral, Motion pictures: Archives, Prelinger Archives
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by Wilding Picture Productions
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eye 35,356
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Dick York plays a Navy recruit who must learn to tackle his insomnia.
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Topics: Health and hygiene, Sleep
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 91,477
favorite 61
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Promotional film made for the City of Detroit, an unsuccessful bidder for the Olympic Games. With views of city highways, automobile manufacturing, a diverse population, and social activities, all shot prior to the city's economic decline.
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Topics: Detroit, Michigan, City planning, Race relations
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 98,873
favorite 62
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Lucky Strike cigarette commercial with stop-motion animation of marching cigarettes.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Substance abuse: Tobacco, Animation: Stop-motion
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eye 45,779
favorite 49
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Television commercial for Aurora Stunt and Drag Race toy cars.
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Topic: need keyword
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by Hartley Productions
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Home-sewed clothes as high fashion.
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Topics: Sewing, Fashion
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 17,200
favorite 44
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Analysis of a child's fear of darkness leads him and us to understand the nature and kinds of fear.
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Topics: Social guidance, Children: Psychology, Psychology
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by Various
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eye 55,087
favorite 60
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
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This classic example of "capitalist realism" depicts a day in the life of Chevrolet workers in the U.S., while attempting to convince them that their own fortunes were inextricably linked to the fortunes of General Motors.
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Topics: Labor: 1930s, Consumerism, Automobiles: Manufacturing
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 43,111
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Do's and don'ts film portraying ways in which office etiquette contributes to success in office relationships. Follows a young woman who is seeking her first secretarial job and shows examples of good (and hilariously bad) on-the-job behavior.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Occupations: Clerical
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by Various
movies
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Rick Prelinger
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Compilation of historical images of Detroit, Michigan (1917-1970), edited by Rick Prelinger for presentation at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) on February 10, 2010. If you have historical film footage of Detroit that I might be able to use for future Lost Landscapes programs, I'd like to hear from you .
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Topics: detroit, michigan, cities, urban geography, landscape, urban history
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by Simmel-Meservey
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Experiences of two couples on a double date at the Junior Prom.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Dance and dancing
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by Affiliated Film Producers
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Husband and wife struggle to attain a balance of power in their marriage. This neorealist social guidance film was directed by Alexander Hammid.
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Topics: Marriage, Social guidance: Marriage, Gender roles
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 42,746
favorite 74
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Astonishing sitcom-style sponsored film encouraging increased consumption of electricity by an ever-increasing number of appliances. The plot pits a starry-eyed teenage girl against a geek whose main interests happen to be engineering and time study.
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Topics: Electricity, Gender roles, Houses and homes
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by Various
movies
eye 73,478
favorite 68
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 29,383
favorite 71
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Astonishing sitcom-style sponsored film encouraging increased consumption of electricity by an ever-increasing number of appliances. The plot pits a starry-eyed teenage girl against a geek whose main interests happen to be engineering and time study.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Electricity, Gender roles, Houses and homes
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 53,881
favorite 68
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Phil (Dick York), new in his high school, follows his father's suggestion and observes the most popular students to determine what makes them popular. By offering to help others he becomes popular himself and sheds his shyness.
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Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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favorite 65
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Attempts to provoke teens into discussion on the complex issue of going steady. Provides little support for the practice.
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Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers, Social guidance: Dating
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Amateur film made in Manhattan, New York City during World War II, showing a Greenwich Village street art exhibition, springtime at Coney Island, and Greenwich Village stilled by a snowstorm.
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Topics: Amateur films, New York City: History, Weather: Blizzards
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by Affiliated Film Producers
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Marriage training film dramatizing a partnership too fraught with conflicts to survive. Produced as part of a post-World War II initiative to make marriages more sustainable in the face of postwar dislocation. An unusually literate, neo-realist film produced by a talented group of documentarians. A series of films based on the textbook "Marriage for Moderns," by Henry A. Bowman. Director: Willard Van Dyke. Writer: H. Partnow (pseudonym for blacklisted screenwriter Millard Lampell)....
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Topics: Marriage, Social guidance, Gender roles
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An amazing short by an "orchestra" of vibraphone players. Some viewers have noted that this film seems to be a mirror image of how things are supposed to be. This is because original Soundie films were printed backwards so that they could appear correct when played in the Panoram machine (an early film jukebox).
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Topic: soundie
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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favorite 100
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Two teenagers, wishing to marry early, visit their minister for advice and receive counseling, some of it quite pragmatic, the rest a little strange.
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Topics: Social guidance, Marriage, Gender roles
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by Fleischer Studios
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eye 103,787
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Surprisingly licentious advertising cartoon produced by the Fleischer brothers.
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Topics: Animation: Advertising, Automobiles: Advertising, Sexualities
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eye 130,927
favorite 102
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Ford commercial linking new compact cars to futurism and the space frontier.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Automobiles: Advertising, Futurism
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
movies
eye 50,895
favorite 111
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Classic "slippery slope" narrative of post-World War II stoned slackerdom.
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Topic: Substance abuse: Drugs
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by Various
movies
eye 68,281
favorite 96
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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movies
eye 58,350
favorite 98
comment 9
Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Various
movies
eye 81,755
favorite 98
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Wilensky (Stewart)
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eye 46,374
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Exploration of the colorful counterculture of Greenwich Village in the early 1960s. Narrator: Jean Shepherd. Director, producer and screenwriter: Stewart Willensky. Beat life-avant-garde poetry and music: Charles Mills.
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Topics: New York City: History, Counterculture, Bohemianism
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 168,685
favorite 103
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Lucky Strike cigarette commercial with stop-motion animation of square-dancing cigarettes.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Substance abuse: Tobacco, Animation: Stop-motion
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by Knickerbocker Productions
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eye 51,713
favorite 101
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"Goofus and Gallant"-style film on the misadventures of a teenage girl who is a victim of her own bad habits, with a harrowing and patronizing narration.
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Topics: Social guidance, Gender roles, Psychology
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
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A high school senior learns how and where to ask a girl for a date, where to take her for a good time, and how to avoid spending too much money or being bored by commercialized amusements. Director: Ted Peshak. Cameraman: Dale Sharkey. Writers: George Tychsen, Bradford. Editor: Dick Kirschner. Narrator: George Stone.
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Topics: Social guidance, Dating, Teenagers
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 45,000
favorite 99
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Shows teenagers how to plan and attend a party, suggesting games to play and songs to sing ("Jimmy Crack Corn").
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Topics: Social guidance: Etiquette, Celebrations, Parties
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 25,699
favorite 83
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Advocacy film produced to garner public support for the creation of the Interstate Highway System.
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Topics: Infrastructure: Roads and highways, Car culture: General, Manifest destiny
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by Crawley Films
movies
eye 77,699
favorite 93
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Animated explanation of primary and secondary sex characteristics in adolescent boys and girls.
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Topics: Sex education, Medicine: Endocrinology, Animation
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favorite 114
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0696 PA8508 Out of This World
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Uses vignettes, animation and comments by girls and boys to explore the medical facts and some personal feelings about menstruation.
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Topic: need keyword
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by Crawley Films
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eye 88,778
favorite 119
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How far can young people go in petting and still stay within the bounds of personal standards and social mores?
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Topics: Sex education, Teenagers, Social guidance
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by Medical Arts Productions
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favorite 151
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Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
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Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
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by Photo & Sound Productions for Medical Arts Productions
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eye 109,641
favorite 121
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Menstruation education film for young teenage girls, redolent with dated detail.
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Topics: Sex education, Gender roles, Children
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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eye 5.9M
favorite 136
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Told from the viewpoint of a child, this film emphasizes that children should train themselves in good sleeping habits. In typical "Goofus and Gallant" style, it shows the advantages a well-rested kid has over his poor-sleeping classmate. Dreams are presented as a normal part of sleeping, and there is a funny dream sequence.
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Topics: Health and hygiene, Dreams, Sleep
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by On Film, Inc.
movies
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Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for. Created by Coni Johnston, Mel London, Joseph Cole, Bert Spielvogel, Tracy Ward (a pseudonym for Virginia Bell) and by Rune Hagman, Delores Phox, Jeanne Sharp, Dick Brophy, M. Opelle, Herb Hagens.
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Topics: Psychology, Pharmaceutical industry, Medicine: Psychiatry
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by U.S. Treasury Department
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Complex and disturbing anti-Japanese propaganda film produced to spur the sale of U.S. war bonds. CONTENT ADVISORY: Explicit racism and extreme violence.
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Topics: World War II: Japan, Propaganda, World War II: Homefront
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by Unknown
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favorite 171
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Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization.
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Topics: Culture wars, Sexualities, Pornography
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by Sutherland (John) Productions
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favorite 212
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This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.
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Topics: Cold War, Animation: Advertising, Capitalism
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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eye 287,877
favorite 228
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One of the best examples of post-World War II social guidance films, with examples of "good" and "bad" girls, proper and improper dating etiquette, courtesy to parents, and an analysis of what makes some people popular and others not. A scream and a sobering document of postwar conformity. Director: Ted Peshak. Cinematography: Bill Rockar. Writers: Robert Chapin and Patricia Kealy. Editor: George Wilbern. Educational adviser: Dr. Alice Sowers, Director, Family Life Institute...
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Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers, Gender roles
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by Various
movies
eye 256,644
favorite 226
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews )
Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 188,763
favorite 277
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Classic instructional film for teen daters, presented here in the rare (but incomplete) Kodachrome version.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Dating, Gender roles